Sun, Jul 27, 2003 - Page 24 News List

Taiwan's own now starts for Colorado

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Tsao Chin-hui has made an indelible mark in the record books of America's beloved sport as the first Taiwanese to pitch in the big leagues


White Sox 7, Devil Rays 2

In Chicago, Frank Thomas hit his 400th career home run, becoming the 36th player in major league history to reach the mark, as Chicago beat Tampa Bay.

There were two on-field attacks at US Cellular Field in the past year. Kansas City Royals first base coach Tom Gamboa was attacked by a father and son during a game against the White Sox at Chicago last September.

Umpire Laz Diaz was accosted by a fan at the same ballpark in April.

Carlos Lee also homered, and Esteban Loaiza (13-5) allowed two runs and eight hits in 6 1-3 innings for the White Sox, who have won eight straight -- their longest streak since winning nine straight July 1-9 in 1977.

Twins 6, Indians 5

In Cleveland, Doug Mientkiewicz hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning, leading Minnesota over Cleveland.

Danys Baez (0-7) gave up a single to Cristian Guzman leading off the ninth. Guzman stole second and scored on a two-out hit by Mientkiewicz, who finished with two doubles and two RBIs.

LaTroy Hawkins (8-2) got two outs in the eighth for the win.

Eddie Guardado pitched a perfect ninth, striking out two for his 24th save.

Blue Jays 5, Orioles 3

In Toronto, Cory Lidle won for the first time in more than a month and Carlos Delgado drove in four runs, including his AL-leading 29th homer, as Toronto beat Baltimore. Delgado's three-run shot off Jason Johnson (8-5) was his first homer in 72 at-bats since July 2 -- his longest drought this season. The All-Star first baseman leads the majors with 103 RBIs and is the first Toronto player to have 100 RBIs in six straight seasons.

Lidle (11-8) went 0-4 with a 10.86 ERA in his previous five starts. He allowed three runs on nine hits in seven innings.

Mariners 11, Rangers 5

In Seattle, Mike Cameron, Ichiro Suzuki and Bret Boone homered in a six-run fourth inning as Seattle beat Texas.

Boone drove in four runs with a pair of two-run homers for the AL West-leading Mariners, who hit four homers in a game for the second time this season.

Suzuki, who has a career-best 10 homers this season, and Cameron each drove in three runs.

Texas' Rafael Palmeiro hit his 512th home run to move past Mel Ott into a tie for 14th place on the career list with Ernie Banks and Eddie Mathews. Next up is Ted Williams and Willie McCovey at 521.

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